HUNGARY: Leagues of Nations

Since the death of Poland's Marshal Joseph Pilsudski there has been no picturesque, magnetic figure in Eastern Europe to compare with Hungary's Admiral Nicholas Horthy. He lives with quarterdeck simplicity in a small palace on the heights of Buda overlooking Pest, rules with the title of "His Serene Highness the Regent of the Kingdom of Hungary," gives the most brilliant balls in Europe in the Habsburg Palace across the way from his own, but never sleeps on the premises of the King and Emperor who does not exist in fact, although by legitimate inheritance the throne belongs to...

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